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Other Day of the Dead programs in Longmont

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Spanish Conversation about the Day of the Dead
Mondays October  7-28, 6:30-7:45 pm
St Vrain Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak Ave.

In this interactive class with Kena Guttridge of Ollin Farms we will converse in Spanish as we learn and talk about El Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead. This is a special celebration; let’s talk about the origins and how people celebrate. Explore the food, the music, the preparation and more. Participants must have basic Spanish conversation to register. Held at the  for ages 15 and up. $7 material fee payable to the instructor at the first class. Fee: $35 resident/$43.75 non-resident Register online or at the Longmont Recreation Center.

Firehouse Art Center exhibition celebrating the Day of the Dead
October 9 – November 3, Grand Catrina Ball Friday October 11 beginning at 6 pm
Firehouse Art Center, 667 4th Ave

This year the Firehouse focuses on the actual night of the celebration by recreating the decorations, costumes, altars, candles, marigolds, papel-picado, etc. and having them on display for the duration of the exhibition. The exhibition includes a community ofrenda/altar, a community sugar skull wall, a Catrina wall with drawings by local artists, and a Catrina photo booth wall with photos of participants dressed up as Catrinas. Free admission.

Day of the Dead Altars in Downtown Longmont
October 11 -November 10

Visit downtown Longmont businesses to see more altars! Businesses featuring altars include; El Taquito, Unique Scrubs, Used Book Emporium, Adorn, Crackpots (skull decorations too), Discoveries Egyptian Imports, Barbed Wire Books, Firehouse Art Center and Muse Gallery. Free admission.

PechaKucha at the Firehouse Art Center
Friday October 18, 7pm
Firehouse Art Center, 667 4th Ave

Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat”, PechaKucha is based on presentations of 20 images x 20 seconds each. Since each presenter has approximately 7 minutes, the presentations are concise, and things move at a rapid pace. Join us for Day of the Dead themed presentations and more! Free admission.

Longmont Library Day of the Dead Celebration
Monday October 28, 6:30-8pm
Longmont Public Library, 409 4th Ave

Celebrate at the Library with a puppet show, folkloric dancers, face painting, a craft, and homemade pan de muertos! Free admission.

5th annual Sacred Spaces exhibition at Rabid Rabits Galeria
September 13- November 2
Rabid Rabits Galeria,  319 Main St.

Special guest artist  Kelly Moore, from Santa Fe, New Mexico, and local artists Anita Jantz, Colleen Horner, Karen Divine and Eileen Starnes respond to the question “What does the concept “Sacred Spaces” mean to you?”  This is asked during a time when the Latin American community is celebrating the Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos.  The front window will be decorated by local artist, Stephanie Hilvitz. Free admission.

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